Polytechnic High School in Riverside, CA - Niche

Overall
Niche Grade
Details
  • Grades
    9-12
  • Students
    2,789
  • Type
    Public, Coed
  • Reviews
    341 3.6
  • Ranking

Polytechnic High School is a public coed school in Riverside, California. It has 2,789 students in grades 9-12. According to state standards, 59% of students at this school are considered proficient in math and/or reading. There have been 341 reviews written and they have been mostly positive.

5450 Victoria Ave
Riverside, CA 92506
(951) 788-7203

Ratings and Reviews
3.6 from 341 reviews
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    • High School Senior
    • 5
    Academics: The academics offered at this school are great from elective classes to challenging classes. The teachers at this school are very educated and they are always trying to let us give it our all by them welcoming us to come in before or after school for tutoring or if we have any questions. The workload can be overwhelming at times but, they do not give us any work that we have not gone over already. The teachers always make sure that the work that they give us is going to benefit us and that it will be important for us to understand in our future classes. The popular classes that we have are Ceramics and Music Tech for me I really enjoy Music Tech because we get to work on making our own beats and learn how to play new instruments which everyone in the class enjoys doing.
    • High School Senior
    • 4
    Student Culture & Diversity: Many people at this school no matter the race of the person we all get treated as equals. In our school, all people of different ethnic groups get to be involved with one another and they do not feel peer pressured while being involved with other students that are of a different race. Many students get accepted into after-school activities no matter their race and the reason why they do not get accepted is because they have chosen a very competitive activity to join.
    • High School Senior
    • 4
    Extracurriculars: There are many great extracurricular opportunities at this school such as AVID and Baseball. AVID is a college-prep class which has helped me understand what colleges are looking for in a student, how to stay organized, and how to stay on track with your grades. This AVID program helped me improve academically and is helping me find out what I want to major in and what I would want to become. Baseball is a great after-school activity at this school because we face against very competitive teams and by facing them they help us find out our mistakes and we work on those mistakes in order to get better.
    • High School Senior
    • 4
    Overall Experience: My overall experience of my school has been great from athletics to academics they have did nothing but improved me throughout the years. In my athletics, I have always been into one sport and that was baseball but, the in order to make the baseball team you have to be really good. I realized what I was going to have to do in order to make the team was that I would have to practice everyday and keep challenging myself in order to improve. Sure enough, all my hard work had paid off and I had made the baseball team also, by me being on the baseball team I learned more ways to improve. In academics, they gave me all the tools that I needed in order to be successful and they gave me all the help that I needed as well which is the reason why I have to study hard and get good grades because I have no excuse to fail. I would choose this school again if I could do it all over because it did nothing but made me a better individual.
    • High School Senior
    • 5
    Teachers: The teachers at my school they are always open for students that ask for help and that want to improve and understand the lesson. They always tell us that we are welcomed to come before or after school if we have any questions about the lesson or just questions in general. They are always their to help us and they give us the decision to either work hard and get good grades or to not make an effort to better ourselves and fail. Even though, you made the decision to not better yourself they always try to make you change your decision by them telling you not to give up on yourself because the only person that you are going to effect is yourself. So, no matter what the teachers will never give up on a student they will keep on trying to make them better themselves.

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3.33 John W. North High School 2 mi. 2,300
3.00 Ramona High School 3 mi. 2,216
2.66 Arlington High School 4 mi. 2,066
2.33 Rubidoux High School 5 mi. 1,716
3.66 Martin Luther King Jr. High School 5 mi. 3,325

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Student Demographics Read more about this school's student culture and diversity

Gender

Gender
Female 49%
Male 50%

Student Diversity

Polytechnic High School United States California Arlington High School John W. North High School Martin Luther King Jr. High School Ramona High School Rubidoux High School
Hispanic 53.0% 25.0% 53.3% 66.0% 68.0% 31.0% 73.0% 89.0%
White 34.0% 51.0% 24.8% 21.0% 10.0% 45.0% 16.0% 5.0%
African American 6.0% 15.0% 6.1% 6.0% 11.0% 9.0% 6.0% 3.0%
Asian 2.0% 4.8% 11.3% 3.0% 6.0% 10.0% 2.0% 0%
Multiracial 2.0% 2.8% 3.3% 1.0% 2.0% 1.0% 1.0% 0%
Native American 0% 1.1% 0.6% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Pacific Islander 0% 0.4% 0.5% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%

Enrollment

Enrollment
Grade 9 26.4%
Grade 10 27.9%
Grade 11 24.5%
Grade 12 21.3%

Educational Outcomes Read more about this school's educational outcomes

Student Opinions

If you could do it all over again, would you still want to go to this school?     Based on 71 responses

  • 66% Yes
  • 23% Not sure.
  • 11% No

What are the best things about this school?     Based on 56 responses

  • 27% I met great friends.
  • 22% Supportive and involved teachers
  • 15% Top 3 school in rusd
  • 8% Has many latino teachers
  • 7% Counselor
  • 7% Music programs
  • 7% I found a lot of peolpe who share my culture
  • 5% Great education
  • 3% Great clubs

What are the worst things about this school?     Based on 29 responses

  • 21% Textbooks in poor condition
  • 19% Gum everywhere
  • 15% The students cut during lunch time
  • 13% Campus supervisors talk down to students
  • 10% Students leaving trash everywhere
  • 8% Some incoherent teachers.
  • 6% Old textbooks
  • 4% Nothing
  • 2% Everything
  • 2% Gangs

What one thing distinguishes this school from other schools?     Based on 53 responses

  • 51% Oldest High School in Riverside
  • 23% New principle creating more school pride
  • 8% High SAT scores
  • 6% Only high school in the dictrict with an orchestra
  • 4% Has teachers from differents places of the world!!
  • 4% Has great teachers that are available and friendly
  • 4% More AP classes offered
  • 2% It used to be an all boys school back in the day

What one word or phrase best describes this school?     Based on 58 responses

  • 40% Inspiring, prideful, acted as one unit
  • 26% Fun, interactive, and friendly
  • 26% Average
  • 9% Performance driven

What is the most helpful tip for a student to know before coming to this school?     Based on 29 responses

  • 38% Relax; it's only high school.
  • 31% Don't be afraid to talk to people and make friends
  • 14% Know you are capable and don't be lazy.
  • 10% You better be a social person
  • 3% Be responsable and dont waste your time.
  • 3% Socialize with people/teachers and be involve

What is your overall opinion of this school?     Based on 58 responses

  • 16% I love everything about this school.
  • 76% I like mostly everything about this school, but there are some things I wish were different.
  • 5% I like a few things about this school, but I'm disappointed in general.
  • 3% I hate everything about this school.